6 Different Avengers Teams to Use After Endgame
Avengers: Endgame will be here in only a few days and then a decade of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will reach its conclusion — but that won’t be the end of Marvel movies. Disney and Marvel would be fools to bring this gravy train to a halt. They’ve already got a lot of plans for further Black Panther and Doctor Strange movies, along with finally giving us a Black Widow film, and whatever nonsense they’re planning with the Eternals.
But where does the Avengers name brand franchise go from here? How about a spin-off!
I have not yet seen Avengers: Endgame so I do not yet know the state of the team at the end of the film. Who’s dead? Who’s retired? Are the Avengers even still around? Do they still have that sweet compound in Upstate New York? I’ll find out in a few days! But until then, how about we wildly speculate about where the Avengers franchise could go next! Surely the brand name is too famous and popular to let lie. So how about we look back at some classic comic book spin-off Avengers teams and figure out how they could host the next billion dollar franchise!
Join me after the jump for all the possibilities!
6. New Avengers
The most logical answer — beyond simply continuing the Avengers like normal — is to take a couple years off, build up a new crew and then unite them as the New Avengers. The movies could take a hint from the comics and make this team out of individual popular characters. In the comics, the New Avengers finally brought both Wolverine and Spider-Man to the team. In a few years, the X-Men will probably join the MCU and Spidey actor Tom Holland will be a bit older, so having Wolvie and Spidey lead the squad could be solid. Bring in a couple of other new heroes, and maybe Marvel TV will have brought in some new characters, and you’ve got the makings of a new star-studded Avengers team!
This is a newer, short-lived Avengers team, but they were a lot of fun…and probably couldn’t work at all in the movies. There are too many strange ideas, like Red Hulk, but he’s an entirely new character. Sunspot as leader of the team. Squirrel Girl in a new, patriotic outfit. So many insane things would have to happen to make a comics-accurate U.S.Avengers in the movie. I mostly just like the pun in the title. Marvel can make that pun work…though they do need to consider the overseas market…
4. Dark Avengers
There are already rumors of this film being in development, and I’m all for it! Putting together an all-villain team posing as heroes would be a good fit. The Thunderbolts were already successful in the comics, and I think it could work for the MCU — Marvel just needs better villains. Maybe Jake Gyllenhaal will be fantastic as Mysterio and he could be the first recruit. The Abomination is still out there, technically. The Scorpion and Vulture are potential candidates. Maybe the Black Widow film will introduce a solid villain or two.
Basically, Marvel needs to use their upcoming superhero movies to stealth build-up a bunch of useable super-villains. Then Marvel will do the reverse of what they did for the original Avengers movie, bringing each of these individual villains together into one crossover film. Now that would be a sight to see!
3. West Coast Avengers/Great Lakes Avengers
Can and should the Avengers franchise transition into outright comedy? That’s the only way to really do either the more respectable West Coast Avengers or the outright comedic Great Lakes Avengers. Obviously the MCU can do comedy — Thor: Ragnarok is the best example. But can the Avengers franchise and brand name do comedy? I don’t really think they can, not unless we’re really going out on a limb for what Phase 4 is capable of. But it’s definitely an option!
2. Pet Avengers
If anything comes from that failed Inhumans TV show — which I’ve never seen, despite being a huge Marvel fan — maybe we can have Lockjaw star in a Pet Avengers movie! Disney is doing some great things with realistic-looking CGI animals. So let’s see a big, fun, crazy, animal-led movie! Granted, the likes of Throg and Lockheed aren’t going to be easy to come by, but Marvel can make it work. There’s plenty of time left to seed some of these cute critters and get them on the big screen.
1. Young Avengers
There’s talk of Kate Bishop showing up in a Hawkeye TV show on the new Disney+ streaming service. And actor Abby Ryder Fortson steals the show in both Ant-Man movies as Cassie Lang. Granted, she’s only 11 now, but in three or four years time she’ll be in her mid-teens. Basically what I’m saying is, Marvel should start now to see the Young Avengers into the universe, both in TV and on the big screen. Then they can start putting the pieces together for a Young teenage squad of Avengers. You’ve also got Peter Parker, maybe. And Shuri. What I’m saying is, there are already some younger heroes available to be worked into a new team-up, especially if they want to incorporate the Disney+ shows. And I think Young Avengers would be really fun that way!